Love is in the air
It’s Valentine’s Day next week and although that shouldn’t be the only day we choose to surprise and gift our loved ones it’s still nice to celebrate this whole concept of love.
The 14th February is usually about spending time with your other half and that, of course, isn’t limited to time outside the bedroom 😉 but even if you are single, there’s nothing better than some sexy lingerie to make yourself feel beautiful. Continue Reading
First tutorial of the year!
2018 really does feel like it’s going to be a good one! Well to kick things off I have a tutorial that is literally so important I only wonder why I haven’t done it earlier.
To be honest, facings are always something I draft when I want to finish my neckline or armholes without a lining. I’m not too keen on bias binding finishes so these are usually my go-tos. Continue Reading
First tutorial for a while and it’s a good one (I hope… well it’s an important one because no one wants a gaping neckline).
I like contouring because it’s easy and it can save you a whole load of constructional trouble if you do it right. I’ve had times when I haven’t contoured and I’m left with a whole load of excess fabric that I can’t get rid of, rendering the garment unwearable and it’s annoying! Continue Reading
Flutter sleeves can be seen adorning many outfits nowadays so it only make senses to do a quick tutorial on manipulating a sleeve block to create one. Continue Reading
Skirts are the easiest things to draft
Skirts don’t require a lot of effort and exasperation to draft – in fact, you can probably draft a skirt block in 30 minutes because it’s just that easy! Continue Reading
To continue on from the first part of my dart manipulation tutorial, I show you how to turn a single dart into multiple darts. Continue Reading
Time to put it all together!
Now that you know how to draft a basic bodice block that (hopefully) fits, I’ll show you how to put it together to achieve a wearable sloper. From adding seam allowances to inserting the zip, I’ll cover all the techniques you need to successfully construct your bodice block. Continue Reading
To add to my Pattern Drafting for Beginners series, in this tutorial, I will focus on dart manipulation and how you can use the slash & spread or pivot method to transfer darts to the bust, neck, armhole or anywhere you want! Continue Reading
I feel like every time I write on my blog I have to apologise for my lack of engagement here and on YouTube. Without sounding like I’m making excuses, I really have been ridiculously distracted. Continue Reading
Last year, I had a giveaway where you could choose what I drafted next and the lucky winner is fortunate enough to have her suggestion brought to reality. Maryam Abubakar entered the giveaway with a wish to have a jumpsuit drafted and so here I am with the tutorial ready for you all to follow! Continue Reading